Access to Built Environment Records
HIAS aims to integrate research and investigation of built heritage with that of landscape, buried and submerged archaeology to ensure that the record represents the whole historic environment. We are undertaking a number of pieces of work in the HIAS programme to achieve this goal.
OASIS and buildings: online reporting of investigations
We want to encourage those who generate records of the historic built environment to deposit reports of the investigations as an 'event record' on the OASIS event recording system. Ultimately, all heritage professionals and planners should derive great benefit from this. However, OASIS was designed originally for archaeological records, rather than those pertaining to buildings. To amend this, ADS has been funded to design a ‘buildings module’ in the new OASIS system. A prototype version of this was opened up for comments in March 2016, and is now being further refined as part of the redevelopment project which aims to deliver the new OASIS system in October 2018. For more information see the FAQs above.